A few days ago I went to the Guggenheim to see the new exhibition. Amazing!! The Great Upheaval: Modern Art From The Guggenheim Collection, 1910-1918. Curated by Tracey Bashkoff and Megan Fontanella, the exhibition is organized around 100 works representative of that era marked by the creation of the Blau Reiter, the World War I, the Cubism and expressionistic manifestations.
A lot of works that belong to the museum collection are from Solomon's one. The Guggenheim Collection results from a combination of different privates collections such as the Solomon Guggenheim collection, the Thannhauser collection, the Panza collection or else the Hilda Rebay collection. The collection was also augmented with gifts made by the Robert Mappelthorpe Foundation and the Bohen Foundation. The collection isn't divided into departments devoted to specific mediums or eras. Exhibition features works made by 48 artists such as Umberto Boccioni, Marc Chagall, Fernand Leger, Kazimir Malevitch, Marcel Duchamp among others. My favorites are those made by Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc. Several "Eiffel Towers", made by Robert Delaunay are also exposed. And the painting that moved me deeply: Artillery Men in the Shower made by Ernst Kirchner in 1915.
Exhibition is arranged chronologically which makes visit more understandable. And it runs until June 2011.